Is anyone done their school supply shopping ??

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by pandora174, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. pandora174

    pandora174 DIS Veteran

    Oct 3, 2001
    I am 90 % done & so happy ! I got great sales at Wal-Mart & Walgreens. Have extras for all supplies for the entire school year. Let's see : Backpack/complete uniforms/sneakers/socks/underwear/lunch box/water bottle :thumbsup2 all checked off the list

    But all I need is a stinking wooden ruler & I can only find plastic..relax my DH tells me, we'll find one. I still have to have his uniform embroided (private school), hope I can still use Kinder's bible from last year & again find the stupid wooden ruler & I will be 100 % ready for school :dance3:

    Any suggestions please ! I hate buying school supplies, oh yeah just remembered I forgot white undershirts & he needs a haircut :scared:
    I swear at this time of year no matter how I budget & I get great deals on everything there just seems to be so much to do & buy ! Plus planning a summer vacation probably added some undue stress...
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  3. ajk912

    ajk912 <font color=purple>Dum..dum...dum...we are in the

    Jul 21, 2004
    Office Max has the wooden rulers for a penny right now.

    I was just thinking about this, actually!!! I am going to go through the kids stash that we have been picking up here and there and see where we are at. I think I am about 50% done, give or take. I have three kids to shop for this year, so the lists seem daunting. School starts Sept 8 here, and I like to be done a month in advance (I want this year to be the year I beat the rush :scared1:) so I really only have a few days before my self imposed August 8 deadline.
  4. D L and K's Mom

    D L and K's Mom <font color=blue>D, L and now baby Kennedy's mom!<

    Mar 17, 2001
    We are almost done...DD in first grade done with supply shopping but we still have to make her Art Smock. We went to Goodwill and bought a white mens short sleeved dress shirt and some fabric paints at JoAnns. We are going to paint it one of these rainy days. I have pretty much all older DDs supplies but she really does not know what she needs for her college classes. We are all done with Dorm stuff.
  5. blaze1599

    blaze1599 Earning My Ears

    May 1, 2008
    We finished ours today. 1st and Kindergarten. Of course this is kind of last minute since the first day of school is August 10. Last week of summer vacation for all of us.
  6. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2007
    Have been picking up from sales for a month !! Best places Office Max,WalMart Walgreens and CVS!!!
    Office Max got crayons 1c, filler paper 10c, rulers 1c, folders 1c
    WalMart glue stix 25c, notebooks 15c (were 5c last year)
    Walgreens pencils 19c,markers 9c,pencils 19c,
    CVS pencils ,pens ,scissors ,rulers, comp.notebooks all free usng ecbs !!

    I have a tote jammed packed with school supplies !!
  7. bigbabyblues

    bigbabyblues DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2004
    Yep, we're done, but I bought quite a bit more than they ended up needing. That's what I get for guessing, but it won't hurt anything. I had to get a couple extra things for DS8 after we got his list, but it wasn't a big deal.
  8. bridget

    bridget DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2005
    Totally done :) As a teacher, I go back on Wednesday!
  9. mum4jenn

    mum4jenn <font color=purple>My dd is the love of my life!!<

    Apr 3, 2000
    I think I am done as well. I ended up buying more than DD needed but I took advantage of the best sales so if they don't make any changes in the supply list for 2010-2011 then we should not have to buy anything next year except maybe binders since they never last.
  10. MelAnderson

    MelAnderson Mouseketeer

    Apr 26, 2004
    School starts in a few weeks and I'm pretty much done. Aside from kleenex and paper towels, I'm all set. And today I ordered a LL Bean rolling backpack and some new gyms shoes. I also used the Old Navy Friends and Family 30% off sale to stock up on some new underwear.
  11. sarahlovesmickey

    sarahlovesmickey <font color=darkorchid>I could probably make Shake

    Mar 9, 2006
    All I have left to get are sneakers for Bailey and dress shoes and sneakers for Maddie. I have everything for Logan. I plan on getting the sneakers and dress shoes for Maddie the weekend of the 15th. We start school here on August 27th! YIKES!
  12. Poohbug

    Poohbug Sherlocked

    Oct 26, 2006
    I am 98% done with the school shopping.

    That is funny about the ruler because my DS needs a clear plastic ruler and all I can find are wooden or solid color plastic.:confused3
  13. princessfionasmom

    princessfionasmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2008
    All we have to do is get shoes for both DS and DD! It's so nice to be done and not have to think about it. My kids aren't back to school until after Labor Day so we still have a ways to go. Now I can enjoy the rest of the summer and not worry about back to school stuff. Yeah!!!
  14. Took

    Took DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 1999
    We finished today!

  15. java

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

    Jan 18, 2005
    Well school doesn't start here until Sept 10!!:scared1:
    So while I have a bunch started - I still don't have the list for my first grader. Sometimes we don't get it until the first day.
    But I am stocking up as things go on sale-(like today at Staples that penny paper!)
  16. mrsbornkuntry

    mrsbornkuntry <font color=FF6666>I'm worried about raccoons<br><

    Jul 8, 2004
    I don't have lists for two of my kids yet, but I would say I'm almost done. I still need some ziploc bags, a pair of shoes for my 5yo, and I'm still waiting to find out if DD needs a specific calculator for Algebra. I'm going to call the school tomorrow and see if they'll tell me so I can watch for sales.
  17. minniebows

    minniebows Earning My Ears

    May 28, 2009
    We have 2 kids (kindergarten and 3rd grade) and we are finished shopping!!!!!
  18. JoshChristineplus3

    JoshChristineplus3 Mouseketeer

    Jul 24, 2009
    We've been done for awhile. DS #1 starts first grade tomorrow morning...waa hooo!!!!!!!!
  19. mum4jenn

    mum4jenn <font color=purple>My dd is the love of my life!!<

    Apr 3, 2000
    Awwww. First grade is such a sweet time!!! I remember my Dd's first day and how excited she was. Now she will begin 6th grade(middle school) and even though she loves school she is not looking forward to it this year. I guess it is a little scary!!
  20. NYCDiane

    NYCDiane DIS Veteran

    May 31, 2009
    I am soooo annoyed about school shopping this year! :mad: When my daughter was in Catholic school, we got the supply list for the following year on the last day of school with the report cards and I would have all my school shopping done before July 4th. Now, the public school she's in doesn't give the supply list until September 1st and school starts on September 8th!!!

    By September 1st, WalMart, Target, etc will probably be totally out of school supplies and I'll end up getting stuck shopping at Staples, which will end up costing me twice as much. :sad2:

    I thought about buying "basics", but I have no clue if the teachers want: marble composition books or spiral.... 1 subject, 3 subject, or 5 subject books.... pens or pencils or erasable pens?..... binder or not?... filler paper?... how many and what types of folders?.... UGH! It's driving me bats!! I know I can get the other basic things... markers, color pencils, glue sticks, book socks... because we'll use those regardless, but I need to know about the main items and what type of back pack is acceptable and if she can "dress up" the locker with shelves, mirror, etc......

  21. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2007
    That's one thing that stinks about our late start. My kids won't get their school supply lists until the first day of school, Sept 8, well after all the sales have come & gone. So I stock up on basics - notebooks, pencils, pens, looseleaf paper, folders, glue sticks - this time of year and still end up buying some odds and ends to completel the list in Sept.

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